From the Bottom Up: How Small Power Producers and Mini-Grids Can Deliver Electrification and Renewable Energy in Africa

The guide highlights the ground-level regulatory and policy questions that must be answered by electricity regulators, rural energy agencies, and ministries to promote commercially sustainable investments by private operators and community organizations. Among the practical questions addressed is how to design and implement retail tariffs, quality of service standards, feed-in tariffs, and backup tariffs. The guide also analyzes the regulatory implementation issues triggered by donor grants and so-called top-up payments.

Mini Grids for Half a Billion People: Market Outlook and Handbook for Decision Makers

The report is the most comprehensive study on mini grids to date. It takes stock of the global mini grid market and industry; analyzes in detail the solar-hybrid mini grid costs and technological innovations; shows the importance of introducing income-generating machinery and micro-finance early in the planning process; and provides policy makers, investors and developers with insights on how mini grids can be scaled up.

Strategic Guidance for Country System Assessments (Download PDF version) - coming soon!

These Country System Guidelines aim to provide governments with a strategic and holistic assessment of their current legal and institutional frameworks, to help them understand how the global market perceives their country systems and where any gaps or short-comings might be found, under Workstream One of the ERP. 

World Bank Emissions Reduction Program: Mobilizing ERC Finance (Download PDF version) - coming soon!

A significant amount of effort has gone into quantifying the supply and demand for ERCs globally. There has been less focus on understanding the scale of investment into ERC-generating activities or analyzing the financing structures that are best suited to accelerate capital flow to ERC activities. 

In this report you will find a review the current landscape of ERC financing and key options for scaling up debt for ERC activities in EMDEs.


Climate Toolkits: Roads

The roads toolkit addresses key climate-related aspects in road projects by helping map climate policies and assess project alignment; focusing on climate risk assessment, carbon footprint estimation, and mitigation strategies; and guiding prioritization of climate strategies and checks their economic viability.

Climate Toolkits: Renewables

The renewables toolkit helps government agencies in emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs) incorporate climate-related risks in the early stages of renewable energy infrastructure projects procured through public-private partnerships (PPPs). It provides step-by-step instructions on applying the provisions of the Climate Toolkits for Infrastructure PPPs (CTIP3) to renewable energy-specific PPPs. The toolkit familiarizes non-expert users with the impact of climate change on renewable energy projects and offers guidance on climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience. It aims to assess the potential effects of climate change on projects and suggests measures to mitigate impacts. NOTE: The toolkit is a complement to the Umbrella Toolkit and is not intended for the design and tendering phases.